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Anita H. (Coffey) Kennedy

May 31, 1926 ~ April 2, 2022 (age 95)


Anita Helene (Coffey) Kennedy, 95, passed away Sat. April 2, 2022. Anita was born May 31, 1926 to William and Mary (Graham) Coffey. She graduated from Westfield State University with a B.A. and M.A. in Education. Anita taught in the elementary schools in West Springfield and Westfield School Systems. After retiring, Anita spent most summers with family vacationing on the Cape. There was nothing she enjoyed more than her grandchildren. Anita was predeceased by her husband Thomas J. Kennedy Jr. on Jan. 1, 2012. Together they had five children; Thomas Kennedy III, Johanna (Bob) Brackney, Mary Kennedy, Anne Kennedy and Amy (Fred) Chamberlain. Besides her children, she leaves behind her seven grandchildren; Bryan (Erica) Kennedy, Katelyn and Colleen Kennedy, Annie, Daniel, Sarah and Michael Chamberlain, along with her great grandchildren Olivia and Donovan Kennedy. The family would like to especially thank Annie Chamberlain for all the years of love and care that she provided for Anita. Annie’s sacrifices made it possible for Anita to remain in her home.  Besides her husband Tom, she was also predeceased by her siblings; Frances, Alice, Hannah and Bill. A Private Memorial Mass will be held for Anita and she will be interred with her husband in the Massachusetts Veterans Memorial Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please consider a memorial donation to the Dominican Monastery, 1430 Riverdale St., W. Spfld, MA 01089 or to the Baystate VNA & Hospice, 50 Maple St., Spfld, MA 01103

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